Paris-Reporters Without Borders media advocate group has demanded that Puntland authorities lift a ban on a radio Station in bossaso Somalia.
Puntland authorities ordered the Radio shut down after it aired a decent brewing in the autonomous region after an extension the president’s term in Office.
“Reporters Without Borders hopes that your office will be able to shed light on the origin of the closure order and, in the absence of judicial grounds, authorize the reopening of the radio station” the group said in an statement forwarded to the president of Puntland region of Somalia.
Reporters Without Borders also showed concern over the language used by the administration to intimidate the media equating them to “terrorists” and “pirates.”
Puntland is in a transition to multiparty political system which will postpone the presidential elections by a year.
Politicians and some regions in Puntland have been holding demonstrations to show their frustration with the extension.